There is no doubt that Cartagena de Indias attracts everyone with its charms. During 2018 its airport received 5 million passengers eager to know this magical and historic Caribbean city that counts with unique and unmissable scenarios.
Whether for fun or business, Cartagena offers all the amenities to ensure an unforgettable trip. January is one of the months in which the influx of tourists is greater, and the city has plans for all tastes. In here we share 6 ideas for you to know and enjoy everything this tropical paradise has for you.
Cartagena de Indias is one of the favorite spots for events that bring together thousands of spectators. Whether you like concerts, exhibitions, congresses, fairs, festivals, workshops, or local festivities, national and international tourists will always find something to do in the city.
This Caribbean city has 13 kilometers of beaches available for bathing, without taking in account the tropical islands of crystal clear waters that will make you feel in a true paradise.
Whether you practice a sport or you swim in the salt water, you will live a fascinating experience under the sun rays that will leave on your skin a magnificent summer tan.
Taking a tour around different and important places of the local cuisine, it is also a good idea during January. Fried fish, crab rice, shrimp cocktail, “posta cartagenera”, pork cracklings, “sancocho”, Caribbean fried delicacies, among another exquisite dishes you can taste in Cartagena.
The ancestral culinary recipes make the palates of the diners fall in love, and, thanks to the varied restaurants offer that “La Heroica” has, visitors can taste the exotic flavors of the Caribbean culture.
The “Bazurto” Market, the beaches and the Historical Center, are the right places to try the local gastronomy.
The magic of Cartagena delights the tourists, who are fascinated by the extraordinary mix between the colonial and the modern, as well as the urban art manifestations that coexist with historical monuments and the romantic atmosphere that fuses with the joy of the city.
The squares and parks of the Historical Center and the “Getsemaní” neighborhood are the ideal places to learn about Cartagena’s daily life. It is all about places to relax with nature, share a good time with friends and enjoy several cultural displays.
The “San Felipe de Barajas” Castle, the unbreakable Walls and the imposing “Torre del Reloj”, are the three favorite buildings for tourists who travel with the desire to know this historical city. However, Cartagena also counts with amazing forts in areas such as “Manga” and the “Bocachicha” district.
In addition, on top of the huge “Cerro de La Popa”, there is a convent, which due to its privileged height allows for an experience that could be classified as heavenly.
The nightlife in Cartagena is simply amazing. Throughout the city there are places to dance to the rhythm of “Champeta”, “Salsa”, “Reguetón”, “Vallenato”, and some other Caribbean and Latin genres.
Tourists usually prefer the clubs located in the Historical Center, “Getsemaní” and “Bocagrande”. The “rumba” under the twinkling lights, the smoke machine, and the spectacular rhythms, make of dancing a delight and an unforgettable experience.
“La Heroica” awaits you with its amazing plans and adventures for you to live a dreamy vacation in the favorite destination for national and foreign tourists. Get to know Cartagena and enjoy everything it offers.